Indiscriminate dumping of biomedical waste — especially around waterbodies and in landfills — is rampant and activists in the city are gravely concerned about its implications. What are the rules being violated and why are authorities unable to control this?
Can a motley group of school students aged 8 to 13 suggest and devise solutions to problems such as air pollution, waste management and water scarcity? Yes, they can and the Sarvalokaa Hackathon in the city gave them a platform to showcase their innovative solutions.
If you live in Mylapore, you must have passed C R Balaji on his bike at least once, clicking pictures to highlight civic problems in the area. Bhavani Prabhakar speaks to the man, an inspiration for every Chennaiite.